Dr Takeshi Kasai, has been named the new regional director of the World Health Organisation’s Western Pacific region. Photo: WHO

Dengue fever is now like the flu, WHO chief says while urging countries to consider using new vaccine in fight against disease

  • Food and Drug Administration in US gives Dengvaxia the nod, but Hong Kong officials say it is not suitable for city’s residents
  • Takeshi Kasai, the World Health Organisation’s new regional director, says disease is not containable
Topic |   Disease

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Dr Takeshi Kasai, has been named the new regional director of the World Health Organisation’s Western Pacific region. Photo: WHO
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Extra rat control measures will be put in place after the latest cases. Photo: Shutterstock

Hong Kong health authorities find three new cases of rat hepatitis E infection in humans, including in elderly man who died of unspecified illness

  • Each case involved an elderly man with underlying liver function issues
  • Investigations have not been able to track down source of the infections
Topic |   Hong Kong health care and hospitals

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Extra rat control measures will be put in place after the latest cases. Photo: Shutterstock
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